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The Secret World of Arrietty - BR/DVD Combo 5/21/12

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Watched this one last night. Looks beautiful in HD. Far from my favorite Ghibli title but still well worth viewing. One major complaint is the English dub and the English subtitles are wildly different. Many cases where differences between the two translations actually change the tenor of a scene.
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Watched this one last night. Looks beautiful in HD. Far from my favorite Ghibli title but still well worth viewing. One major complaint is the English dub and the English subtitles are wildly different. Many cases where differences between the two translations actually change the tenor of a scene.

Disney's dub of Ponyo did the same thing. Do yourself a favor and stick to watching Ghibli films solely in the original Japanese w/ literal English translation subtitles.
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Rumor was that there might be a UK and US english dub with the disc. Can you confirm it is only the US dub?
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Rumor was that there might be a UK and US english dub with the disc. Can you confirm it is only the US dub?

Confirmed. The only disc in the world that has both the UK and US dubs on it is the Japanese release entitled the "North American Edition".

For the Japanese "N.A. Edition", note that the only lossless audio track is the US dub (in DTS-HD MA). The UK dub and the original Japanese audio tracks are both present with lossy DTS encoding. Also, the only subtitles on the disc are in Japanese, so you can't listen to the Japanese audio and read the subs in English.

It's really a niche release, which I can't see much of a market for outside Japan. I guess a really hard-core dub watcher who doesn't have a multi-region player would enjoy it, but I don't see the attraction. Not only is it 50% more expensive than the already-expensive "standard" Japanese release (which had English subs but no English dub of any kind) but it lacks any and all bonus features. Given current exchange rates, it would almost be more economical to buy both a modified BD player and the normal UK release of Arrietty!
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HELLO... Spirited Away please!
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Need to mention that Whisper of the Heart and Castle in the Sky come out the same day. I'll be getting all three.
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